Chelsea star Eden Hazard scored a stunning solo goal as Chelsea beat Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield on Wednesday night to end their 100 percent record for the season.
According to former Premier league midfielder Andy Reid, Hazard is completely different to Neymar of Paris Sanit-Germain because he has a reputation for riding tackles compared to Neymar who has a reputation of going to ground easily.
Reid also hailed Hazard’s ability of getting his body in between the defender and the ball, a skill that saw Jordan Henderson foul Hazard several times during the game at Anfield.
“It’s a skill in itself, getting your body in between the defender and the ball and the timing of it,” Reid told BBC 5 Live Sport.
“They are free-kicks, he doesn’t dive at all. They’re definitely free-kicks.
“We’ve seen Jordan Henderson complain and it is debatable but it is a free-kick.
“That’s what he [Hazard] is really good at and he does it week in, week out.
“He takes a lot but you always see him jump back up to his feet and keep going.
“He’s almost a complete opposite to Neymar in that respect.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp revealed after the game that his team should have defended better against Hazard.
“I would say it’s pretty easy to say that here [in the press conference] because it was Eden Hazard and when he is on a run, he is on a run – but of course we could have defended better,” Klopp said.
“I didn’t see it back so far so I will have to see it again.
“I thought we lost the ball up front, I am not 100 per cent sure, and it was pretty quick.
“Then, in the box, Eden Hazard at full speed, with his turns, it’s not easy.”